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David Edwards, Former Texas A&M Basketball Player, Dies in New York City after Contracting Coronavirus

Bettina Dizon
Mar 25, 2020
09:27 A.M.
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Basketball star David Edwards was among the thousands around the world who recently died from the coronavirus pandemic.

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The world is currently in a state of panic after the outbreak of COVID-19 reached nearly every country and infected thousands of people from all walks of life.

Another great man who lost the battle to the deadly pandemic was David Edwards, a former Texas A&M basketball athlete.

GONE TOO SOON

Former A&M assistant and Tusla coach Frank Haith announced the death of the former player on Twitter, who died in New York City "from complications" brought about by the disease.

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Haith described Edwards as a "fierce competitor and a loyal teammate" during his time and warned of the life-threatening virus. In a following Tweet, Haith said:

"This situation is very real and impacts so many that we love. Continue to do your part as we fight this awful pandemic. We will beat this, but we need everyone's help."

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New York is among the hardest-hit cities in America, that took even the life of a strong-willed man. During his senior season in the '90s, Edwards proudly spoke of his character. He firmly said

"I'm cocky. I don't back down. That's the way I was brought up. I come from a strong family. It's funny, the people that doubted me. I don't hear anything like that anymore."

David Edwards #10 of the Georgetown Hoyas circa 1989. | Source: Getty Images

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Dibango's career that spanned for 60 years produced a collaboration of European and African beats in his song "Soul Makossa."

TRIBUTES FOR EDWARDS

Colleagues of the former player expressed their sadness over the devastating news on social media, including the deceased's former teammate Chuck Henderson.

Henderson praised Edwards for his mindset and character on the court. He also highlighted the need for a cure amid the global pandemic.

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Edwards played for A&M for three seasons and averaged 13.3 points, 8.8 assists, and 5.6 rebounds in his senior year.

ANOTHER LIFE LOST

African jazz legend Manu Dibango also died from COVID-19, at the age of 86. The musician was in Paris by the time he expired.

Musician Manu Dibango from Cameroon receives 'Lifetime Achievement Award' during the opening of 25th Africa festival in Wuerzburg, Germany, 30 May 2013. | Source: Getty Images

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Dibango's career that spanned for 60 years produced a collaboration of European and African beats in his song "Soul Makossa."

Throughout his career, Dibango worked with several artists, such as Fela Kuti and Herbie Hancock, to produce unique, eclectic music.

The musical legend later made headlines after filing a lawsuit against Michael Jackson for lifting lyrics from an original track. 

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